It’s Summer – Grab a Date and Explore

Summer in the Puget Sound brings all of us out hibernation. Whether we’re married, in a relationship or enjoying the single life, it’s our time to grab a partner and entertain ourselves with an unending array of interesting experiences.

So let’s forget about dinners, movies and bars for a little while and go find something a little more experimental. Here are a few “less conventional” and localicious ideas for fun dates near Capitol Hill.

Century Ballroom
915 E Pine St | Yelp Review

It’s the spot for experts and amateurs alike. The Century Ballroom caters to beginners with introductory lessons for a variety of dance styles on different nights of the month. Take a one off-class or take a series teaching the basics of Bachata, East Coast Swing, Kizomba, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Waltz, or West Coast Swing. After your 30 minute introductory lesson, the real party starts and you spend the rest the rest of the night you get to drink and dance the night away.

Century Ballroom

Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E | Yelp Review

Built back in 1959, the Seattle Japanese Garden was the first Japanese-style garden on the Pacific Coast constructed after World War II. Featuring Japanese maples, koi in the pond, turtles, flowers, water lilies, and plenty of foliage, it’s a perfect spot to find your zen. You can just wander around the 3.5 acres hand in hand with your date, or pick a specific event to attend, such as the Moon Viewing Festival on August 23.

Seattle Japanese Garden

Teatro ZinZanni
222 Mercer St | Yelp Review

Just a short Uber from The Lyric, you will find the most bizarre and intriguing dinner theatre experience you can imagine – or possibly can’t imagine. Teatro Zinzanni is a fun-filled, fast-paced date – part chaos, part circus, part comedy show, part cabaret and part dinner. Audience participation is not just encouraged, but expected, so you definitely want to choose someone fun to join you.

Teatro Zinzanni

Chant with the Compline Choir
St. Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E | Yelp Review

Now here’s something completely different. Maybe you were a little too wild on Friday and Saturday and need some time to mediate and relax. Every Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Cathedral’s all-male Compline Choir leads a formal choral service that is a Seattle tradition. You may ask, “What’s a Compline Choir?” The clip below will give you some idea. The service attracts more than 500 people each week, so you definitely won’t be alone.

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